Ombudsman of Latvia informs Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Respect for the Rights of Non-Citizens in Latvia

Date of article: 05/12/2013

Daily News of: 07/01/2014

Country:  Latvia

Author: Ombudsman of Latvia

Article language: en

The Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia, actively involved in the discussion of the human rights issues on the international level, has observed that, due to the actions of certain non-governmental organizations, international bodies have developed incorrect vision of the respect for human rights of non-citizens in the Republic of Latvia. Confronting on national as well as international level presents the risks of splitting the society and emerging of differences between the representatives of different social groups in Latvia, and the responsible officials of the Republic of Latvia have failed to timely prevent such risks. According to the mandate to express impartial, objective view on the respect for human rights in Latvia, the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia hereby points out to the shortcomings identified by the Ombudsman in the field of respect for the rights of non-citizens in the Republic of Latvia.

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The Ombudsman on the Status of Persons with Reduced Ability to Work

Date of article: 08/01/2014

Daily News of: 08/01/2014

Country:  Hungary

Author: Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights of Hungary

Article language: en

The transformation of the institutional system in charge of gauging reduced ability to work and establishing eligibility for benefits was not properly prepared. The new administrative bodies and their staff had not been prepared for the amount of cases they had to handle. The infrastructural background was not fully ready, either, and the lack of medical experts made things even worse. László Székely, Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, has requested the Minister of Human Resources to tackle these problems.

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2014 muss einen Schub für das Ehrenamt geben – Bürgerbeauftragter fordert Einführung von Ehrenamtskarten

Date of article: 08/01/2014

Daily News of: 08/01/2014

Country:  Germany - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Author: Regional Ombudsman of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Article language: de

Einen Schub für das Ehrenamt wünscht sich der Bürgerbeauftragte des Landes für 2014. Matthias Crone: „Das Ehrenamt wird immer wichtiger – für den sozialen Zusammenhalt, für die Selbsthilfe, für die Daseinsvorsorge. Auch die Politik für das Ehrenamt muss noch mehr Gewicht bekommen – im Land und auf kommunaler Ebene. Wir können in der Politik und in den Verwaltungen noch mehr für die Engagement-Förderung tun.“

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La Defensora del Pueblo cree que la reunión de los ex presos etarras en Durango hiere a las víctimas y revive su dolor

Date of article: 08/01/2014

Daily News of: 08/01/2014

Country:  Spain

Author: National Ombudsman of Spain

Article language: es

La Defensora del Pueblo, Soledad Becerril, asegura en una entrevista concedida a ABC que la foto que los ex presos de ETA se hicieron en el acto del 4 de enero en Durango, así como la propia reunión, "son una exaltación de los terroristas” que “hiere a las víctimas” y “revive su dolor”.

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